Archive for the ‘Living in Sweden’ Category

It’s that time of year, when the leaves are giving way to fall breezes and the wind is picking up. But before winter comes to Sweden, there’s one very special things Swedes do; pick chanterelles {kantareller}. From July to late September, the forests of Sweden are full of golden, delicious little mushrooms. Fry them in […]

I love going to Hötorget’s fruit and flower market. It’s located in the big square near Stockholm central station on the side of Sergel Torgs. Hötorget is filled with small stalls with men, usually Arab and hilarious, selling strawberries, asparagus, and the latest bouquet of roses. The open air market is my favorite spot because […]

Hej bloggarna! I’m really excited to announce a new project I have been working on to make life and visiting Sweden more awesome. Drumroll please… …! It’s called the Lost in Sweden Moosleter. I know there are so many of you fantastic bloggers out there. But, it’s hard keeping track of everyone and following through […]

Today at midnight is the end of filing taxes in Sweden. Skatteverket is quite friendly when it comes to tax filings as long as you saved all your receipts. illustration by Jonas Karner.

One of the best perks of living in Stockholm is walking around the city. There are so many islands and little walkways to enjoy the scenery of the water and the city. I began jogging in an attempt to lose the Christmas-Easter holiday weight. Thus far, I haven’t lost anything but that could be because […]

Saturday night was the holy event of Melodiefestivalen. It was in this final episode of the myriad of Melodivestivalen shows that actually determined who will go to the Eurovision Song Contest. With over 4 million people watching in a country of 9.4 million, there was no way escaping Saturday night unscathed from the event. And […]

Here’s my list of ten fun posts to ready by bloggers and journalists around the interwebs. Enjoy! Snuskhummer – The Filthy lobster The Swedish language is colorful! About the Swedes love for smashing nouns together. by OhioGirl at Tales of Södermalm I’m so excited…! A witty, costume expert Abby, gets engaged to a Swede. She […]

Update, May 9th 2012: I started a Lost in Sweden Moosletter. It’s a monthly newsletter that has content from all around the Swedish blogosphere. Be sure to join it fellow bloggers. The first newsletter will go out mid June 2012. Hey bloggers! And bloggarna? I am updating my Blogroll and want to include all of […]

Swedish salaries on the whole, are lower than other countries. In Sweden, salaries are more evenly spread between professions compared to the other countries, especially the US & UK, when there is a wide range in earnings between blue-collar to CEO/doctor levels. Here’s a quick look at monthly salaries for most major professions. In Sweden, […]

Left my purse on the bus, I think, after being so excited and hopped off. Called SL already and left a note with them. *Maybe* there’s a good Samaritan. Will have to wait until Monday to call Stockholm’s Polis Hittegods. Why work on the weekends?! I feel really really stupid and angry with myself. It […]